As used in this chapter – (1) “racketeering activity” means (A) any act or threat involving murder, kidnapping, gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), which is chargeable under State law and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; (B) any act which is indictable under any of the following provisions of title 18, United States Code: Section 201 (relating to bribery), section 224 (relating to sports bribery), sections 471, 472, and 473 (relating to counterfeiting), section 659 (relating to theft from interstate shipment) if the act indictable under section 659 is felonious, section 664 (relating to embezzlement from pension and welfare funds), sections 891-894 (relating to extortionate credit transactions), section 1028 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents), section 1029 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with access devices), section 1084 (relating to the transmission of gambling information), section 1341 (relating to mail fraud), section 1343 (relating to wire fraud), section 1344 (relating to financial institution fraud), section 1425 (relating to the procurement of citizenship or nationalization unlawfully), section 1426 (relating to the reproduction of naturalization or citizenship papers), section 1427 (relating to the sale of naturalization or citizenship papers), sections 1461-1465 (relating to obscene matter), section 1503 (relating to obstruction of justice), section 1510 (relating to obstruction of criminal investigations), section 1511 (relating to the obstruction of State or local law enforcement), section 1512 (relating to tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant), section 1513 (relating to retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant), section 1542 (relating to false statement in application and use of passport), section 1543 (relating to forgery or false use of passport), section 1544 (relating to misuse of passport), section 1546 (relating to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents), sections 1581-1592 (relating to peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons).,(!1) section 1951 (relating to interference with commerce, robbery, or extortion), section 1952 (relating to racketeering), section 1953 (relating to interstate transportation of wagering paraphernalia), section 1954 (relating to unlawful welfare fund payments), section 1955 (relating to the prohibition of illegal gambling businesses), section 1956 (relating to the laundering of monetary instruments), section 1957 (relating to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity), section 1958 (relating to use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire), section 1960 (relating to illegal money transmitters), sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, and 2260 (relating to sexual exploitation of children), sections 2312 and 2313 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles), sections 2314 and 2315 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen property), section 2318 (relating to trafficking in counterfeit labels for phonorecords, computer programs or computer program documentation or packaging and copies of motion pictures or other audiovisual works), section 2319 (relating to criminal infringement of a copyright), section 2319A (relating to unauthorized fixation of and trafficking in sound recordings and music videos of live musical performances), section 2320 (relating to trafficking in goods or services bearing counterfeit marks), section 2321 (relating to trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts), sections 2341-2346 (relating to trafficking in contraband cigarettes), sections 2421-24 (relating to white slave traffic), sections 175-178 (relating to biological weapons), sections 229- 229F (relating to chemical weapons), section 831 (relating to nuclear materials), (C) any act which is indictable under title 29, United States Code, section 186 (dealing with restrictions on payments and loans to labor organizations) or section 501(c) (relating to embezzlement from union funds), (D) any offense involving fraud connected with a case under title 11 (except a case under section 157 of this title), fraud in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), punishable under any law of the United States, (E) any act which is indictable under the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, (F) any act which is indictable under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 274 (relating to bringing in and harboring certain aliens), section 277 (relating to aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter the United States), or section 278 (relating to importation of alien for immoral purpose) if the act indictable under such section of such Act was committed for the purpose of financial gain, or (G) any act that is indictable under any provision listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B); (2) “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, any political subdivision, or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof; (3) “person” includes any individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property; (4) “enterprise” includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity; (5) “pattern of racketeering activity” requires at least two acts of racketeering activity, one of which occurred after the effective date of this chapter and the last of which occurred within ten years (excluding any period of imprisonment) after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity; (6) “unlawful debt” means a debt (A) incurred or contracted in gambling activity which was in violation of the law of the United States, a State or political subdivision thereof, or which is unenforceable under State or Federal law in whole or in part as to principal or interest because of the laws relating to usury, and (B) which was incurred in connection with the business of gambling in violation of the law of the United States, a State or political subdivision thereof, or the business of lending money or a thing of value at a rate usurious under State or Federal law, where the usurious rate is at least twice the enforceable rate; (7) “racketeering investigator” means any attorney or investigator so designated by the Attorney General and charged with the duty of enforcing or carrying into effect this chapter; (8) “racketeering investigation” means any inquiry conducted by any racketeering investigator for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person has been involved in any violation of this chapter or of any final order, judgment, or decree of any court of the United States, duly entered in any case or proceeding arising under this chapter; (9) “documentary material” includes any book, paper, document, record, recording, or other material; and (10) “Attorney General” includes the Attorney General of the United States, the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, any Assistant Attorney General of the United States, or any employee of the Department of Justice or any employee of any department or agency of the United States so designated by the Attorney General to carry out the powers conferred on the Attorney General by this chapter. Any department or agency so designated may use in investigations authorized by this chapter either the investigative provisions of this chapter or the investigative power of such department or agency otherwise conferred by law. – See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/96/1961#sthash.XpqD2XEn.dpuf
Evidently there is some war going on with Nick Denton. I started following Nick Denton since 2003, whenever the start of valleywag happened. I had never seen people write such filth and what to me seemed like clearly breaking the law. I wanted to learn who was running the sites and found him. He’s a genius and is a self made media mogul, every how to get rich dream.
Below is some mega deep research into how he gets away with it and you can too, probably for at least two more years before the big elephant called internet greed will move and put a stop to it, by calling it something new and resetting the clock.
Do you get your financial and social advice from weekly discounted newspapers at the grocery store with aliens from mars and bigfoot stories. No, so why then do people visit his sites. He’s a liar. He’s the guy who tells them how to do it. Yes I’m sure he’s built in legal plausible deniability. Who cares. Reverse engineer how he does it and profit.
I’m available to help you profit by installing and build copycat systems, but as most of you know its all open source and its a symphony of systems. Don’t re-invent the wheel, call me. 707 604 7672 firstname.lastname@example.org
This one man was bringing in over 100 million in ad revenue, might be more. It appears this is how he applies his craft.
Below from /pol/
***GAWKER VIOLATES ADSENSE TOS – CONCERNED MOTHERS OUTRAGED*** >ShirtStorm, Strayan media BTFO, Jimmy Wales butthurtan, Femistasi spaghetti, OY VEY!
GAWKER MEDIA is bleeding shekels, especially with that minimum buy-in of $25,000 to advertise.
Concerned mothers using this form to report objectionable content when seeing Google Adsense on inappropriate page: >https://support.google.com/adsense/contact/violation_report
This lad is DIAMOND MAD! >http://archive.today/W2kyB >http://vocaroo.com/i/s1Hpo9silnJ8 >https://archive.today/pfBaf
Google Adsense down for 1 hour – Gawker loses $600 GORILLION >https://archive.today/3a666
Gawker using native advertising to swipe shekels. >https://archive.today/Sodsc
Example of native ads: >https://archive.today/fifg9 >https://archive.today/FPVqe
Concerned customers are sending emails, writing letters, and making calls to Gawker’s sponsors, as detailed here: >https://archive.today/2v6uM
Adsense/Doubleclick targeted to choke middleman. >https://archive.today/mlf8v
GawkerBlocker add-on developed for Chrome and FF.
Gawker are nasty bullies. >https://archive.today/zxkEs
Gawker is being sued because they don’t pay their interns. >https://archive.today/sRVbp
Gawker listed fake sponsors, which is fraud. >https://archive.today/LUMY9
Gawker just bought $75 million office in NYC. >https://archive.today/NHnWb
Gawker supports pedophilia: >https://archive.today/i1Njv
NB: This thread is about the consumer revolt/cultural war against Gawker. No e-celeb bullshit plz. No doxing, raids, or shilling either!
Mother Jones under fire after senior editor Benjamin Dreyfuss tweeted that “bodies of white men who hanged themselves should be used as piñatas”. >https://archive.today/hz1tF
Outrage compounded in light of Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, consumers petitioning MJ’s sponsors. >http://pastebin.com/xShmghDq
Remind abusive posters of good behavior by posting: >Pls no piñata
SNAIL MAIL MAKES SPONSORS PALE!